We have had a very mild fall so far in my area. In fact, I could have hunted in a t-shirt during the majority of the past couple weeks. However, December is almost here, and as many of us wrap up our bowhunting seasons into January we will have to face some tough late-season conditions. Here are four things that you can’t do if you are to remain an effective, accurate bowhunter and finish your season strong.
1) Don’t forget the fundamentals
My days of dedicated practice sessions are long-gone. The summer nights that I spent flinging arrow-after-arrow seem like a distant memory. Sure, I have shot a few arrows here and there, but if I’m honest I would have to admit that my shooting effectiveness isn’t at 100% right now. It is vital that I don’t forget the fundamentals of a good shot; using my shot sequence is more important now than it ever has been.
It is dark when I leave for work and dark when I return home in the evening. Time to practice is hard to come by, so I have to get creative. Shooting just a couple of arrows a day will help keep me sharp, even if I am shooting them at point blank range in my garage.
How can you get creative and find a way to maintain your shooting form? Could you practice in your basement or garage? Make it a goal to shoot just a couple of arrows a day, and don’t focus on the results, just focus on executing a relaxed shot with proper form.
2) Don’t allow interference
We all know what a challenge it can be to stay warm in a treestand when the mercury falls. And sometimes it seems nearly impossible to stay warm without looking like the Michelin Man…